Repeaters: 146.700- Mhz | 146.970- Mhz | 443.700+ Mhz | 445.075- Mhz | PL: 100 hz

Build your own power-gate

NFARL – North Fulton Amateur Radio League has put together a kit and assembling instructions for a device called Power Gate. Unfortunately the kit is now sold out, but the assembling instructions with schematics and list of materials are still available.

The Power Gate allows you to run your station with full time, instantaneous power backup. A pair of Schottky diodes operate as an electronic gate to connect either of two power supplies to your rig. Usually one supply will be your normal AC connected station power supply and the other a backup battery. Switching is completely automatic in both directions; the source with the highest DC voltage will be connected automatically to your rig.

Exploring Ham Radio In A Digital World – KCUR

Kansas city public media ( has a show called “Up to Date”. On Tuesday’s (1/7/2014) show they talked with ham radio enthusiasts about ham radio popularity despite the advances of other technologies.


1. Listen: Exploring Ham Radio     


  • Brian Short, KCØBS: ham radio operator for 27 years
  • Carolyn Wells, NØCJ, trauma nurse at Liberty Hospital
  • Matt May, KC4WCG, assistant director of operations at Johnson County Emergency Management

Source: KCUR

W100AW On the Air!

At the stroke of midnight (Eastern time) on January 1, 2014, the Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial station W1AW at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, CT, took to the airwaves with the special ARRL Centennial call sign W100AW.

ARRL Chief Executive Officer Dave Sumner, K1ZZ and Membership and Volunteer Programs Manager Dave Patton, NN1N, were at the helm through the wee hours of the New Year’s Day morning. Daylight hours saw Station Manager Joe Carcia, NJ1Q; Chief Operations Officer Harold Kramer, WJ1B; Membership and Volunteer Programs Assistant Manager Norm Fusaro, W3IZ; Public Relations Manager Sean Kutzko; KX9X and QST Editor in Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, taking their turns at the operating positions. By mid-afternoon there were several thousand contacts in the log on SSB, CW and RTTY.

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